"Smile Anu, a little more , No no no teeth ,"
" Can you tilt your head 45' right, a little to the left"
Huff !!! Wish I could leave but this was it -Moment of crowning glory standing in front of a pair of upturned umbrellas, lights popping out of everywhere .. I felt vulnerable.
"Whats wrong Anu, It is just a simple photograph , why are you so nervous ? "
Nervous ??? Thats ,well an understatement , you won't need an X ray now to find out how many bones chatter in the body.
"But Amma whats wrong with the scores of snaps at home ? "
"Nah , too many men around you ."
" WHAT ????? Men around me ?? Please, they are all I graders in primary school . "
"Yeah, right children all around you , is that what you wish to give them . "
"Ok what about the one where i am sitting along with you guys , "
"No chain in neck-"
AH ! GIMME A BREAK
"The one on puliancholai waterfall - Wet hair .. mmm I tht it looked good ".
Ok , got the stare and the point.
"Hey i am all alone on the Lonavla trek snap"
" Yes alone , behind a herd of grazing cows. Anu , make this simple , whats the harm in facing the camera for a simple snap , that doesnt need a mangnifying glass to make sense of your face ? Just stand and get done with this. Or we would have to think about hidden cameras. "
GOSH NO !!! So I was here , in front of a pair of upturned umbrellas, lights popping out of everywhere ..
Why was amma walking towards me and what was there in her hand ??
Noooo ! Ponds powder in folded handkerchief !!!!!!!!!
CLICK ! ZOOOOOOOMMMMM